Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 25% new French oak 75% 1–3-year-old French oak
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
A versatile red wine for food pairing given the higher acidity and lower tannin. It tastes well with pork, duck, chicken, and mushrooms. Recommended temperature: 18°C (63-64°F).
After harvest, fruit from each vineyard was hand-sorted and de-stemmed. The wine was fermented in open-top fermenters and punched down twice daily. This gentler and more traditional form of cap management helps to retain the soft tannin structure of Pinot Noir. After fermentation, the fruit was gently pressed in a basket press which results in softer, more elegant tannins. The wine was then aged for ap- proximately one year in 25% new French oak and 75% one-to three-year-old French oak.
The Joel Gott 2018 Oregon, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has aromas of cranberry, red rasp- berry, Bing cherries and cola with notes of sandalwood. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors and acidity lead to soft, velvety tannins on the mid-palate and a long, elegant finish.